Superb Early American Federal Style Mirror c. 1840 Inlaid Mahogany Gilt Eglomise




A superb Early 19th C. American Federal-style mirror, c. 1820 – 1840. This is a genuine period piece, made of solid mahogany, with inlay and a reverse-painted eglomise panel above the mirror. The mirror is further adorned by a carved gilt wood finial and sides. Essentially, it has all the “bells & whistles” of a high-end mirror from this period. The mirror is 50″ tall and 24″ wide.

,P>The mirror is in superb condition, as nice as you are likely to see. The piece is completely intact and original. It is free of cracks or chips in the wood, and the eglomise panel is intact, and free of loose or missing paint. The gilt is bright, and the wood may have been re-gilded some time in the past. It is done with gold leaf, rather than paint. The mirror is old, and may be original. There is some minor loss to the glazing, but much less so that what you would typically see in a mirror from this period.